1. Blind Boys Tread 'Higher Ground' On Tour

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number of high-profile dates, including a Sept. 19 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., and The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number…

  2. Hot Product

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Coldplay, Dixie Chicks, Queens Of The Stone Age, Eve, and more. 'Rush' Hour Coldplay's 2000 debut "Parachutes" earned critical raves for such crossover hits as "Yellow" and "Trouble," but the praise seemed a bit much for…

  3. The Kiss

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After strong sales of this female threesome's first two albums, the group—Chanelle Harris, Angel Taylor, and Adrian Anderson—delivers what should easily be its major breakthrough project After strong sales of this female threesome's first two albums, the group—Chanelle Harris, Angel…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Dixie Chicks, commercial and import singles, "American Idol," long artist names, female hitmakers, and Madonna. IS 'GONE' GONE? Hey Fred! What an exciting day! I just looked at the new…

  5. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Lyricists' Lounge, Lil' Romeo

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, Lyricists' Lounge, Lil' Romeo Ludacris and Disturbing Tha Peace, and Avril Lavigne are confirmed to perform during the pre-show for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards , set for Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The performances will take place outside…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city. 2000 - 'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee…

  8. Music Inspired By Baadddasssss Cinema: the Sounds of Blaxploitation

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rappers talk the talk, and some may even try to walk the walk, but to get a true understanding of what it means to be a real badass, look no further than this sterling compilation. Rappers talk the talk, and some may even try to walk the walk, but to get a true understanding of what it means…

  9. I Believe

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT One of the early members of contemporary gospel pioneer Commissioned, Sapp, on his fourth solo album, shows that the fire is still burning hot. One of the early members of contemporary gospel pioneer Commissioned, Sapp, on his fourth solo album, shows that the fire is still burning hot. He…

  10. Billboard Unveils New Rap Chart

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recognizing the music industry's move away from retail-available singles, Billboard has introduced Hot Rap Tracks, a 25-position chart based on radio airplay information supplied by Nielsen BDS. The n Recognizing the music industry's move away from retail-available singles,…

  11. Blind Boys Reach For 'Higher Ground'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing, will release the 12-track "Higher Ground" Sept. 3 via Peter Gabriel's Real World Records. Following the formula of last year's "Spirit The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing,…

  12. 18TunesOnTV

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 29-May 5, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: The Doves, New Order, Oasis, Pulp, Nickelback, Darren Hayes. "Howard Stern," E!…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Nickelback, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Unchained Melody." THE RULE OF JA: "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule remains No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row. As the previous…

  14. Tunes On TV

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2002 "All Star Bluegrass Celebration," PBS Featured Artists: Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Travis Tritt, Nickel Creek, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill; hosted by Ricky Skaggs. "…

  15. Settlement Reached For Master P Studio

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST A lawyer for Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has reached a settlement that will allow the rap mogul to avoid selling his unfinished Baton Rouge, La., recording studio at a sheriff's auction. The ra A lawyer for Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has reached a settlement that will…

  16. Financial Woes Force Sale Of Master P Studio

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording studio to settle unpaid construction bills and other debts. The rap mogul announced plans for the $10 million Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording…

  17. Age of the Sun

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST In his first full-length effort operating under the Sunshine Fix moniker, Olivia Tremor Control (OTC) co-founder Bill Doss largely abandons the experimental bent of his former band for a more straight In his first full-length effort operating under the Sunshine Fix moniker, Olivia Tremor…

  18. Vanguard Assembles Folk 'Songs Of Freedom'

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Vanguard is planning a Feb. 5 release for "This Land is Your Land: Songs of Freedom," a 16-song compilation of inspiring folk anthems recorded by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, Vanguard is planning a Feb. 5 release for "This Land is Your Land: Songs of…

  19. Music

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST You might call it a comeback: Building upon the success of his chart-topping single, "Music," Erick Sermon makes his triumphant return to the game with his J Records debut of the same name. You might call it a comeback: Building upon the success of his chart-topping single, "…

  20. Mahogany Soul

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST On her second album—and first for J Records—a more confident Stone polishes the promise delivered on 1999's Black Diamond to an eye-squinting gleam. On her second album—and first for J Records—a more confident Stone polishes the promise delivered on 1999's Black Diamond to an eye…

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